Rosie Jean

Student level

In my second year of studying Psychology I started practicing yoga. I was ready to build a more loving relationship with myself. Initially I connected with the dance-like movement and the uplifting community around me. Over time I found the practice so profound for my mental health that it altered the course of my studies, becoming fascinated in the mind-body connection.

Now having finished my Honours in Psychology, I am passionate about sharing yoga for mental health through my classes, workshops and events.

Teaching & Certification

  • 200hr with Power Living Fitzroy
  • 300hr with Duncan Parviainen
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Psychology) at RMIT University

Teaching Style

  • Adjustments/Assists: Guided by trauma-informed yoga, I will always allow students to opt out of receiving assists. With consent I believe in supportive, grounding touch to help students land deeper into body awareness.

  • Theming: Psychology is continually weaved into my theming, drawing connections between modern science and traditional yogic philosophy. I view my classes as mental health experiences.

  • Sequencing: My sequencing is clear, strong and empowering. I allow space for students to feel and be present in each posture, drawing attention to breath and finding a balance between strength and softness.

  • Music: I find sound so powerful for our sensory experience, so I love curating ambient and electronic music to match the progression and mood of my classes, while leaving space for intentional silence.

On & Off the Mat With: Rosie Jean

As a yoga teacher, what inspires and motivates your teaching?

Self-enquiry inspires my teaching, as does psychology and traditional yogic philosophy, which are ongoing learning points in my life. Whether it be learning more about the nervous system, resilience, or the ethical principles of yoga, I’m inspired by how these show up in everyday modern life.

How has your own yoga practice evolved since becoming a teacher?

I think it’s become a lot more refined and meditative. I love moving slow and strong, being present to the more subtle sensations and feelings that arise. Yoga is a lifelong practice, so I want it to be sustainable. There’s never a rush when we’re working with our body.

For those of us that haven't practiced with you before, what can we expect from your classes?

My flow classes are designed to be moving meditations, through a smooth and strong process of unravelling. Expect to be challenged in a supportive, encouraging way, knowing that you are always welcome to rest, and are always welcome to use this time for you.

My yin classes are deeply restorative with a focus on self-enquiry, psychology and building body knowledge. I adore Yoga Nidra and incorporate elements of this as I teach.

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